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Govt releases Rs 1.41bn to build temporary residence facilities for quake survivors

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KATHMANDU: The government has released Rs 1.41 billion to build temporary residence facilities for the people who were displaced by the earthquake with epicentre in Jajarkot district on November 3.

The amount of the first tranche was released for Jajarkot, Rukum West, Bajhang, Bajura and Salyan districts as per the government decision, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) said.

Of the amount, Jajarkot and Rukum will receive Rs 500 million each, NDRRMA Spokesperson Dhruba Bahadur Khadka said.

According to him, Rs 250 million has been allocated for Bajhang, Rs 140 million for Bajura and Rs 20 million for Salyan.

Earlier, the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Executive Committee meeting held on November 12 approved the Temporary Residence Construction Guidelines 2080 BS for legal facilitation to support the quake-hit people. 

Spokesperson Khadka stated that the amount of the first tranche was released as stated by the guidelines.

The beneficiaries will be selected and the amount will be doled out from the concerned local levels the accounts should be managed as stated in the laws and the auditing will also be carried out.

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